Public primary schools in NSW will enforce a mobile phone ban from next year and high schools will have the option of signing up to the crackdown after a State Government review finds the devices lead to online bullying and distraction.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison challenges the Federal Opposition to back the Government's bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against LGBTI students, drawing an angry response from Labor.
A private school principal calls into ABC radio to confront the ACT Transport Minister over a delay in the rollout of the new bus network, labelling the communication with schools "just not good enough".
Students defy the Prime Minister's calls to stay in school and instead gather in their thousands in capital cities and regional centres to protest against inaction on climate change.
Students across Australia are taking time out of the classroom to rally for action on climate change. The PM wants "more learning" and "less activism in schools", but experts say it's "all part of a civics education".
Indigenous kids make the life-altering journey from their communities to Australia's biggest cities to attend boarding school, but there are serious questions around the level of support the students are offered and how one major education fund is reporting dropout rates.
The private car is the default transport option for many busy Australian families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for the children being ferried and for the environment, write Hulya Gilbert, Andrew Allan, Carolyn Whitzman and Johannes Pieters.
Somewhere before Christmas, my son will get a number that will tell him if he is to get into his preferred course at uni. That number will not define him — I think after making it even this far he knows that, writes Vanessa Wiltshire.